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Piracy App PikaShow’s Insane TV Stunt Reached Millions But Will End Badly


Late 2011, Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom published a promo video that surprised even the most hardened file-sharers.

Burden of proof for inventive step based on an unusual parameter (T 0555/18)

The IPKat

The recent decision T 0555/18 from the EPO Boards of Appeal considered the burden of proof for unusual parameters relied on for inventive step. The patent in question ( EP2117839 ) related to shrink wrap for use in food packaging. On appeal, the Opponent argued that the patent lacked inventive step.

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Likelihood of Confusion

“Cisco lost rights to iPhone trademark last year, experts say” — on Could explain a lot. Originally posted 2014-09-08 18:10:28. Republished by Blog Post Promoter. The post iForgot? appeared first on LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION™. Brand Management and Branding

The Contents of Global Privacy Law Review, Volume 03, Issue 4, 2022

Kluwer Copyright Blog

We are happy to inform you that the latest issue of the journal is now available and includes the following contributions: Tanguy Van Overstraeten & Richard Cumbley, Brace! Brace! Brace! The Wave of Incoming CJEU Decisions.

IPO Diversity in Innovation Toolkit

Women and diverse employees have the technical skill and knowledge, yet their contributions are not patented at the same rate as those of their male counterparts.This toolkit can help organizations move the needle on achieving gender parity in innovation.

Ping® by AdlerLaw Nov. 2022 – Fair Use, Trademarks & Cybersecurity

LexBlog IP

November 2022. Check out the November 2022 issue of Ping® by AdlerLaw. This issue looks at emerging Copyright & Fair Use issues, tools for protecting Trademarks and cybersecurity best practices. Read More Here Read more here: [link]. Intellectual Property

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Trademarking a Name and the Right of Publicity

LexBlog IP

Suppose that you want to register a trademark that incorporates a name of a person to identify the source of goods or services for your business. Should you register your trademark with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)? What about the right of publicity of the individual?

Dual-Purpose Communications and Privilege


by Dennis Crouch. The NY IP Law Association (NYIPLA) recently filed an amicus brief in the pending anonymous Supreme Court case captioned In re Grand Jury , 21-1397 (2022). The case focuses on the scope of attorney client privilege , especially with regard to dual-purpose communications. Petitioner is a law firm specializing in international tax and had provided tax law advice to an expatriation client and also prepared individual tax returns for the client.

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Ninth Circuit Easily Rejects Jawboning Claims Against YouTube–Doe v. Google

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

This is one of the many MAGA lawsuits over content moderation allegedly biased against conservatives–in this case, by YouTube as part of its crackdown on conspiracy theories. The plaintiffs argued that government jawboning turned YouTube into a state actor.